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Natural Landscape Features

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Title Description Imagessort descending Id
Corran, Berneray A headland on the island of Berneray, marking the northern end of the boundary fence dividing the townships of Borve and Ruisgarry. 75344
Bodhanan a' Chubair, Sound of Harris Bodhanan a' Chùbair was named for Roderick MacLeod, Ruairidh a' Chùbair, of 17 Ruisgarry (Brusda), whose house was used as a bearing point.   75855
Bays Loch, Berneray Bays Loch, otherwise known as Broadbay, lies off the east coast of Berneray. Historically, many of the island's boats were moored out in the bay until the opening of the new harbour in 1989. 76044
Sgeir Jocky, Sound of Harris Sgeir Jocky is named for John MacLean, Seonaidh Bhrusda, of the island of Berneray. 76054
Bagh Neill, Tahay, Sound of Harris On the south east side of Tahay, Bàgh Nèill is where Neil MacKillop and his family loaded their boat with peats and shipped them home.   76834
Bodha an t-Sagairt, North Uist Located at the east of Lingay, near the shore, this rock is said to have been named after Neil MacKillop struck it with his boat, An Sagart. Another legend states that it is so called because the dignitaries of the... 76838
Ceum Iain Oig, Sursay Ceum Iain Òig is a steep footpath on An Rubha Garbh on the island of Sùrsay. It is named for John MacLeod of Quay who was the only person who could descend this decline with a load, presumably of peats, on his back.   77378
Communion Hill, Keose Glebe This is a spot on the hill below the manse in Keose. The minister used to take open air sermons from this spot and the holes for his lectern are apparently still visible. 8477
Allt Miabhaig, Gliob Ceos 8478
Glen Valtos, Uig Glen Valtos is a dramatic gorge in the moor, stretching for a mile east to west between Miavaig and Timsgarry, separating the two ends of Uig. A road now runs the length of it but previously the main route was higher up... 8717
Cnoc na Laogh, Gliob Ceos "A rocky heathy hill...on the southern side of Loch Luerbost, between Tob Cnoc na Laogh and Tob Shuardail opposite Luerbost Manse." Ordnance Survey, February 1850 8742
Leac na Ceardaich, Ceos Angus Smith, who was the village undertaker, had his workshop at Leac na Ceardaich where he used to build coffins. 8989
Ben Scurrival, Eoligarry Yes 109638
Loch Risay, East Loch Roag Loch Risay is an inlet in East Loch Roag, situated on the northeast coast of Bernera, a half-mile east of Breasclete. This sealoch contains a number of islets, together with a restored Norse water-mill on its western... Yes 120736
Black Bay, East Loch Roag Black Bay is a small inlet to the south east of Kirkibost pier, and to the west of the Island of Vacasay, in East Loch Roag. Yes 120741
Gil a Lionnadh This forms the narrow part of Abhain Eallaidh between high rocks. Yes 29176
Well croft 5 Geshader The well on croft 5 Geshader is very close to the house, this was fortunate for the residents of the croft who may have to carry the water some distance were it not so close. Yes 29232
Loch Erisort A sizeable sea loch which extends 8 miles from west to east, opening out into the Minch. Yes 38113
Loch Barabhat, Uig Loch Bharabhat is a small loch inland from Traigh na Berie, in a secluded area 40m above the machair below. It is shallow and silty and distinguished by two important features: Dun Bharabhat, on a small natural island... Yes 38535
Uig Sands The spectacular beach in West Uig, surrounded by the villages of Crowlista, Erista, Ardroil and Carnish, and overlooked by Baile na Cille Manse and Uig Lodge. The huge expanse of fine white shell sand can be complete... Yes 38623
Loch Mor na Muilne One of the lochs that fed the mill at Ungeshader; the dam at the southern end is still extant. Yes 38626
Loch Suainebhat, Uig Loch Suainebhat is a long, deep loch inland from Uig Sands and overlooked by the hill of Suaineabhal. At the north end it gives into Loch Stacsavat and thence to the beach, via Lon Erista. Yes 38744
Niosa Mhor Niosa Mhor (meaning 'big watch hill') is located in the middle of the Valtos peninsula and from the top offers a view of the whole of the peninsula, the surrounding islands and the sea. Yes 38892
Reef Beach Traigh na Berie is a spectacular stretch of white sand between Kneep and Reef on the Valtos Peninsula. It looks out to the islands of Loch Roag - Pabbay, Vacsay, over to Bernera, and on the horizon, Old Hill, Berisay... Yes 39001
Roineval, Kinloch Yes 39283
Suaineval Suainebhal (429m) is a distinctive hill that dominates views in West Uig and overlooks Carishader to the east and Loch Suainebhat to the west. Yes 39293
Mealaisbhal, Uig Mealaisbhal (574m) is the highest peak on the Isle of Lewis and dominates the view south from Uig Sands. Yes 39294
Nabhar A prominent hill overlooking the village of Laxay. According to Donald Maciver's Place Names of Lewis and Harris; Beinn Nabhair is Beinn na Faer; sheep hill. Yes 39405
Clisham, Harris The Clisham (2619ft) is the highest peak in the Western Isles. Yes 41801
Mangersta Beach Mangersta Beach lies to the south of the village itself, bounded on both sides by rocky cliffs. The Grana was wrecked off the beach. See also the Iron Age finds. Yes 49364

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